Tellers Injured in Bank Robbery North of Edmond
By Jon Jordan, NEWS 9
EDMOND, Oklahoma-- Police are investigating a south Logan County bank robbery that left two tellers injured.
Authorities were called to The Oklahoma State Bank, 14700 N Coltrane Rd., at about 10:45 a.m. According to FBI Special Agent Gary Johnson, two people, a male and female, entered the bank both armed both wearing masks. Johnson said the male jumped over the counter and pistol whipped two employees. One teller was at the counter while another one was working the drive through. It is unclear when or how it happened, but at least one shot was fired.
The suspects did get away with an undisclosed amount of cash. At one point the male suspect did ask the employees to open the vault but they were too injured to do so.
The suspects were last seen traveling south on Coltrane from Waterloo in a silver four-door vehicle, possibly a Chevy Impala, with missing hubcaps.
The first suspect is described as being a black male about 29-years-old, tall and thin and was seen wearing a scarf or bandana over his face, a dark, collared, button-up shirt with blue jeans.
The second suspect is described as being a black female wearing a colored sweatshirt and sweat pants with a blue ball cap with a white emblem on the front.
Judy Phelps works at a bar just next door and was getting ready to make a deposit at the bank, when she saw the extent of one of the teller's injuries.
"He was walking around, but to be that young and go through something like that it's very scary," Phelps said.
However, robberies at the Oklahoma State Bank are something Phelps said are not uncommon. Several people in the area said the bank has been robbed at least four times in the past three years.
"There has been several bank robberies there the last few years, that is true," Phelps said.
FBI Spokesperson Gary Johnson said the manner of Thursday's bank robbery was uncommon. He said usually the robber will hand over a note to the teller demanding money and will try to escape quietly.
"It certainly shows that these are two extremely dangerous individuals that were willing to cause severe havoc," Johnson said.
Both tellers who were hit by the pistol were taken to the hospital and are expected to be OK.
Anyone with information about the suspects are urged to call the FBI at 405-290-7770.